Are the late season tail water trout giving you the ole Tight Lip? If so, then it is time for plan B and to tie on a good old fashioned RS2!
The RS2 is an essential tail water fly pattern and a killer emerging insect pattern. The RS2 is a great bug to fool trout sipping on mayflies in the surface film. But, you don’t have to restrict your use of the RS2 to strictly emerging insect presentations; it fishes just as well when ties to a weighted indicator nymph rig. The RS2 is a must have in your fly box for fishing any technical tail water in the west.
RS2 Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: Straight-eye dry fly hook size 18-24
Thread: Olive or Gray, 6/0
Tails: Two white or dun Microfibbets
Abdomen: Light olive Superfine Dubbing
Wing: white CDC
Thorax: Light olive Superfine Dubbing
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